The Spectators' Guild The Spectators' Guild

Classic Stagecraft, Immersive Worlds

The Spectators’ Guild presents plays in atmospheric and significant spaces offering each audience member the chance of adventure.


We are building a dynamic guild of artists, actors and audience members who will have the opportunity to participate and collaborate before, during and after the production, and to own and influence the direction and programming of future work.


Together we can change expectations of how text based theatre is experienced and received.


Join us.


guild (ɡɪld) or gild




1. an organization, club, or fellowship.


2. (Historical Terms) (esp in medieval Europe) an association of men sharing the same interests, such as merchants or artisans: formed for mutual aid and protection and to maintain craft standards.


The Spectators' Guild An adventure into the world of great plays
Join The Spectators’ Guild and be a part of the new wave of adventure theatre

Submitting Form...

The server encountered an error.

Form received.

The Spectators’ Guild brings together artists, actors and audience members to engage in debate and creatively contribute to new productions.


Together we discover seminal plays, exploring their modern relevance and building a world around them.


If this interests you, we would like you to become a founder member of The Spectators’ Guild by using the form above to email us.




The first 200 people to join The Spectators’ Guild on the social media below and by email above will be invited to attend a special preview in April 2014.


The most dedicated contributors to our online world will have access to open tickets that allow them to revisit play throughout the run.


Click the icons to engage or get in touch.


Who we are

Charlotte Westenra

Co-Artistic Director

Helen Scarlett O'Neill

Co-Artistic Director

Harry Ross

Executive Producer


We are also grateful for the support of the Grants for the Arts Scheme of Arts Council England.


We passionately believe in the  search for narrative within powerful immersive theatre and immersive involvement within narrative theatre.


If you are interested in financially supporting this vision and the productions that will follow in the years to come please get in touch and join us as we create our adventure theatre together.





The Spectators’ Guild are championing an exciting and bold new direction for British Theatre, combining site responsive production with the highest quality acting and the finest plays.


We are grateful to our founding sponsors, Paynes and Borthwick LLP, a partnership between Lane Castle, United House and LaSalle Investment Management, who have given us the support, encouragement and partnership needed to launch our company.





Submitting Form...

The server encountered an error.

Form received.

For PR enquiries please contact Maxim Bendall


by phoning +44 (0) 7540 524 928


or get in touch using the form on the right.


For our most recent press release click here.


For prior press from the creative team click here.



Production Gallery

Our inaugural production previews on 24th April 2014

at Paynes and Borthwick Wharf, West Greenwich.


The slide-show on the right is a collection of concept images by Helen Scarlett O'Neill, the designer and Francesca Reidy, the costume designer.


For more information about the production please visit


Tickets for our inaugural production of


Venice Preserv'd by Thomas Otway

at Paynes and Borthwick Wharf, West Greenwich


Are available now from our dedicated information and  booking website:


For advance offers and previews you can also sign up to our mailing list by clicking here.